The John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Library Fund and Lecture Series, Mitchell Memorial Library

PURPOSE OF FUND:
On December 5, 2002, John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek established a library fund, an endowed fund at Mississippi State University, for the purchase of primary sources to be placed in the Mitchell Memorial Library. These sources consist of materials related to the following aspects of American History: 1) Civil War and Reconstruction, 2) Jacksonian America, 3) Race Relations. The materials purchased with this fund may be in any format other than monographs or journals.
ADMINISTRATION OF THE FUND:
This is an open fund in the Mississippi State University Foundation which may be increased through additional contributions from the Marszaleks, the academic community, general public, and other sources. The Mississippi State University Foundation and the Mississippi State University Libraries administer this fund. Those wishing to contribute to the fund may send their tax deductible contributions to: The Marszalek Fund, Mississippi State University Foundation, P.O. Box 6149, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762.
SELECTION OF PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIALS:
A committee, presently consisting of John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek, Dean Francis Coleman, and Dr. Michael B. Ballard, in consultation with the professionals in pertinent historical, archival and library science fields, make decisions regarding the purchase of primary source materials, the lecturers, and other matters. The committee solicits suggestions for the yearly purchase of primary source materials and other matters pertinent to the fund and lecture series. Contact: The Marszalek Fund Committee, Office of the Dean of Libraries, Mitchell Memorial Library, P.O. Box 5408, Mississippi State, MS 39762.
LECTURE SERIES:
To encourage the use of primary source materials, the Marszaleks and the Mississippi State University Libraries have established the John F. and Jeanne A. Marszalek Lecture Series, which includes a yearly event in March consisting of a lecture by an established historian of national reputation and a lecture by a Mississippi State University graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in history. On the occasion of the lectures, an announcement is made of the primary sources purchased for the Mitchell Memorial Library. Both lectures and primary source purchases must deal with topics in the Civil War and Reconstruction, Jacksonian America, or Race Relations.
PROPOSALS FOR A GRADUATE STUDENT LECTURE:
Interested graduate students should submit a one page proposal indicating the title of the proposed twenty minute lecture and an outline of its content, no later than January 15th of each year to: Dr. Michael B. Ballard, Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762.

Marszalek Library Fund and Lecture Series

MARSZALEK LECTURERS:
2003
Vincent P. De Santis, University of Notre Dame

2004
Budge Weidman, National Archives and Records Administration

2005
James F. Sefcik, Director, Louisiana State Museum

2006
Craig L. Symonds, United States Naval Academy

2007
Dan Feller, Editor of Andrew Jackson Papers, University of Tennessee

2008
Edna Greene Medford, Howard University

2009
Philip Gleason, University of Notre Dame

2010
William C. (Jack) Davis, Virginia Tech. University

MARSZALEK GRADUATE STUDENT LECTURERS:
2003
None

2004
Shannon Mallard (paper delivered by James Humphreys)

2005
Jared Peatman

2006
Stephanie R. Rolph

2007
Jeffrey B. Howell

2008
Cole Cheek

2009
Kirk Strawbridge

2010
James Kinsey

PRIMARY SOURCE PURCHASES:
2003
None

2004
William T. Sherman Papers (Library of Congress microfilms)

2005
Records of the Mississippi Freedmen’s Bureau (National Archives microfilms)

2006
National Tribune (publication of the Grand Army of the Republic) (microfilms)

2007
Volumes to fill Library gaps in the published papers of John C. Calhoun, James K. Polk, and U.S. Grant, and bibliographies of John Tyler and William Henry Harrison

2008
U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War (2 vols); The Union Army, (9 vols); Papers of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts (15 vols)

2009
Research Notes for Marszalek Biographies of William T. Sherman and Henry W. Halleck

2010
Printed volumes of The Papers of Frederick Douglass and other reference books